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Tuesday, May 26, 2020
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Southwest Booster Staff

Southwest Booster Staff
The Swift Current Southwest Booster is your best source of community news, sports and weather in Southwest Saskatchewan.
Spring is upon us and many have already begun spring cleaning processes. Please be reminded of the potential for exposure to Hantavirus. Hantavirus is a deadly disease transmitted by infected rodents through urine, droppings, or saliva. Most cases occur in the spring during cleaning when people may breathe in air borne particles. It is especially important to take precautions while...
Saskatchewan recorded its quietest public offering of petroleum and natural gas dispositions in over two decades during the April 11 sale. Province wide the April sale generated $1.37 million in activity in what was the first sale of the 2017 fiscal year and second of the calendar year. The January 2017 sale generated $5.0 million in activity. The April sale was...
EDITOR: On Friday, April 7, almost 6,000 Saskatchewan residents came out to support their public library system and to protest agains the draconian cuts to provincial funding recently announced by the Sask Party government. From La Ronge to Maple Creek, Pierceland to Estevan, library users celebrated their library service and told their stories at DEAR (Drop Everything and Read) events...
A trio of Swift Current Broncos have settled into the top 100 North American prospects in the NHL Central Scouting’s year end rankings. The Broncos European duo of Artyom Minulin and Aleksi Heponiemi are joined by Tyler Steenbergen as the Swift Current players cracking the top 70 among North American skaters. Aleksi Heponiemi moved up to 26 from his midterm ranking...
Average farmland values in Canada continued to climb in 2016, but lost steam in most provinces, including Saskatchewan, according to Farm Credit Canada’s (FCC) latest Farmland Values Report. Canada’s farmland values showed an average increase of 7.9 per cent in 2016, compared to a 10.1 per cent increase in 2015 and a 14.3 per cent increase in 2014. Canadian farmland...
For the seventh year in a row Liam is the most popular name for baby boys born in Saskatchewan. eHealth Saskatchewan released the most popular baby name list from the 15,674 live births registered in Saskatchewan during 2016. Saskatchewan’s birth total is up 177 from Saskatchewan’s 2015 total of 15,497 babies. This past year there were 73 baby boys named Liam,...
Kyle McIntyre will be serving as the Acting Director for the Chinook School Division for the upcoming year. McIntyre moves up from his Deputy Director position to serve at the helm of the Chinook School Division while Liam Choo-Foo completes a one year secondment with the Ministry of Education. McIntyre, who has served as Deputy Director since August 2009, has had...
The Saskatchewan government unveiled their education sector changes on April 5 when The Education Amendment Act, 2017 was tabled in the Saskatchewan Legislature. Deputy Premier and Education Minister Don Morgan introduced Bill 63, which enacts recommendations for the Advisory Panel on Education Governance Renewal. The Bill also moves to repeal numerous sections pertaining to the boards of education duties, powers, and...
A record fourth quarter in 2016 has continued into one of the busiest first quarters to kick off the 2017 real estate market in Swift Current. Nineteen-year real estate veteran Kelsey Adam of Century 21 Accord Realty has released figures compiled by the MLS® system of the local real estate board. Those figures show 67 residential properties sold from January...
Outdoor enthusiasts will want to circle a series of April dates on their calendars in order to be among the first to reserve a camping spot at one of Saskatchewan’s Provincial Parks. A staggered 10-day registration period will be underway between April 4 to 13 to take campsite reservations at 23 different provincial parks. In the Southwest, reservations will be taken...


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